Import duty for packaging equipment cancelled in Russia
Russian government has issued a document about temporary rates of duty for certain kinds of equipment. According to the new regulations, custom duty for importing plastic processing equipment and tooling are cancelled for the period from the 29th of April, 2006 to the 29th of January, 2007. Today the custom duty rate is 5%. Importing equipment for drinks bottling and canning under overpressure, corking and labeling equipment for bottles and cans with productive capacity no less than 30 thousand containers an hour; machines for wrapping products on pallets with film having 70 pallets an hour productive capacity, bulk packaging equipment using shrinking plastics putting out no less than 30 items a minute, paper and paperboard finishing equipment, non-molding machinery for making paperboard boxes, tubes, barrels and like containers; planographic and relief printing machinery.